Don was born in Cincinnati, OH on March 15, 1963 to Irene (Harmon) and Ray Hitz, who precede him in death.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Cathy Polster Hitz of Santa Claus; his children, Olivia Hitz of Bloomington, Gabe and Jordan Hitz, both at home; brothers, Gregory Hitz of Elizabethtown, PA and Raymond Hitz of Cincinnati; sisters, Beverly Kuley, Debbie Feist, Nancy Malcher all of Cincinnati, and Pat Sexton of Florence, AL.
Don was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Evanston, IN where he was currently serving as Elder and previously taught Sunday School for the high school group. Don was a lifelong educator and mentor, teaching and coaching in various capacities. Previously he was an English/Language Arts teacher at Tell City High School, and was a Senior Training Manager at MasterBrand Cabinets. Don had a passion for football, with previous coaching positions at Tell City High School and Heritage Hills High School. He enjoyed all sports as well as boating, with his kids, family, and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM CST on Monday, October 5, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Evanston, IN with Pastor Rodney Schmeltz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00-7:00PM CST at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home and Monday, at the church from 10:00-11:00 AM CST.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Don Hitz Scholarship Fund at Spencer County Bank.